KALININGRAD CATHEDRAL

The Kaliningrad Cathedral is the main cultural and historical place of Kaliningrad. Immanuel Kant is buried here. It is also a home to the only organ complex of Russia and the Museum of the Great Philosopher.

Concert hall

The cathedral has become the venue of many festivals; world-famous performers, the best orchestras and choirs perform on the stage of the region's largest academic concert hall (700 seats).

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Museum Kant

The collection of the Kant Museum includes various exhibits related to the history of Konigsberg-Kaliningrad, as well as the life and scientific activities of the great German philosopher.

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Pastor house

The old house in the village of Veselovka, Chernyakhovsky District (formerly Yudshen) is the one where philosopher Immanuel Kant has been living for 3 years while teaching the children of the local pastor.

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History

Today the Cathedral is a multifunctional cultural center consisting of an academic concert hall, where the largest unique organ complex in Russia is located, and the I. Kant Museum. There is the Sculpture Park around the Cathedral. The location in the heart of Königsberg-Kaliningrad, on the island of Kneiphof destroyed by English aviation in 1944, as well as the memorial burial of Immanuel Kant near the northern wall and the dramatic history of destruction and revival made the Cathedral a symbol of the city, its architectural dominant and the main place of attraction for everyone who comes to Kaliningrad. In the collection of the I. Kant Museum there are various exhibits related with the history of Königsberg-Kaliningrad, with the life and scientific activities of the great German philosopher. The unique organ complex of the Cathedral consists of two organs - large and small choral one. These are mechanical tools with the addition of electronics, made by the German organ building company Alexander Schuke. Two organists of the Cathedral give daily organ mini-concerts (for 40 minutes) which are very popular with guests of the region. The cathedral also has a branch - the Pastor's House, located in the village of Veselovka (until 1945 - the settlement of Yudshen), where from 1747 to 1751 Immanuel Kant served as the home teacher of Daniel Andersch`s children.

Accessible Environment

Information about the availability of the Cathedral for people with limited mobility. The management and employees of the Kaliningrad Oblast State Autonomous Institution “Cathedral” are working to ensure that people with disabilities stay with us to be as comfortable as possible.


The location of the parking lot for disabled people, toilets, racks with buttons for calling the personnel is shown in the diagram:

The stroller access to the platform in front of the cathedral, the steps in the lobby of the building are indicated by contrasting yellow paint. In the foyer there are light signs indicating the entrance and exit to the cathedral, the entrance to the concert hall and museum.

The stroller access to the platform in front of the cathedral, the steps in the lobby of the building are indicated by contrasting yellow paint. In the foyer there are light signs indicating the entrance and exit to the cathedral, the entrance to the concert hall and museum.

The sanitary-technical complex has no steps, it is equipped with special toilet booths, washbasins with touch taps in the female and male departments.

The Cathedral Concert Hall is accessible for people with disabilities, including those traveling in wheelchairs. A front desk with a staff call button is installed on the right side before the entrance to the Cathedral. After receiving the signal, a Cathedral employee will help you climb several steps in the lobby using a temporary ramp.

The entrance to the cash desk is equipped with a ramp. The ticket office of the cathedral and toilet are equipped with special equipment (intercoms with an integrated induction loop) designed for more comfortable communication of visitors with hearing impairment with employees.